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During our visits to watch manufactures we always get to see a lot of watch makers at work. Sitting behind their low desks, highly concentrated, working on movements or other small watch parts. Recently I was able to try it ourselves during the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Class Watch Making. (more…)
During a business trip to London I found some time to wander about. Exiting the tube near the Thames river I found myself at the foot of the London Eye and close to the Big Ben and houses of Parliament. Perfect location at the perfect time with great weather for some quick shots. (more…)
Blancpain invited us (Fratellowatches) for an action packed weekend at the Total 24 hours of Spa. One of five rounds in the Blancpain Endurance Series. The first three were at Monza, Silverstone and Paul Ricard earlier this year. Each for the duration of 3 hours. Spa is the 4th and longest race lasting 24 hours. (more…)
Sinn 140 St S
The chronographs of the series 140 and 142 belong to our most illustrious timepieces. They have gone down in both watchmaking and space flight history. The German physicist and astronaut Reinhard Furrer wore the 140 S with Lemania 5100 movement on his wrist during the D1 Spacelab Mission in 1985. He was therefore able to demonstrate that automatic watches can function even in a weightless environment. In 1992 the astronaut Klaus-Dietrich Flade took his 142 S along with him on the Mir-92-mission.
We have now subjected the 140 model series to further technical development. It incorporates the SINN SZ01 chronograph movement. The most striking feature of the new design is the centre-mounted jump 60-minute stopwatch hand for improved readability. The bead-blasted stainless steel case is surface-hardened with TEGIMENT Technology. This forms the base for the Black Hard Coating. The 140 St S incorporate Ar-Dehumidifying Technology to increase the functional reliability and prevent fogging.
Quoted from the official Sinn website where you can find additional info on the Sinn 140 St S.
Press photos Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutique PC Hooftstraat Amsterdam. On june 6th the Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutique was officially opened. The new boutique is located in the well known PC Hooftstraat in Amsterdam.
The old harbour or ‘De Oude Haven‘ as it’s called in Dutch. The oldest and first actual harbour in Rotterdam that finds it’s origin in the 14th century. This is where the shipping started and has made Rotterdam grow over the years.
In the middle you see the first and highest skyscraper of Europe called ‘Het Witte Huis’, (the White House) with only 45 meters from the top to the ground nothing special nowadays but hey, that was back in 1898! (more…)
Note to self: Take more Rotterdam skyline photos in my home town! Love this view of the Wilhelminapier just after sunset.